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  • There will not be a meal on Wednesday, April 5. Meals will resume on April 12th.

  • The flowers this morning are given in memory of Betty Kinard by her family.

  • Wednesday night Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, April 12th.

  • There will be no Bible Study on Thursday, April 6th. Bible Study will resume on April 13th.

  • Children’s Music Class will be at 5:30pm on Wednesdays. Adult choir practice will follow.­­

  • The Mission committee is collecting items for “The Giving Box Project. There is a box in the Mission Corner. There is a list of items as an insert in the bulletin.

  • There is a list of the Holy Week Services as an insert in the bulletin.

  • ­The following items are needed for God’s Helping Hands: Juice, Sugar, Oil, Ramen noodles and Peanut butter.

  • Life Line Screening is coming to PSUMC on Monday, May 1, 2023. A flyer is in the bulletin.

Order of Worship for April 2, 2023

Service of Worship

Platt Springs United Methodist Church

West Columbia, SC

April 2, 2023 (Palm Sunday) – 11:00 A.M.

*Please stand as Everly Guffey brings the Light of Christ forward

*Processional Hymn “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna” UMH 278

(Waving of the Palms (choir & children)

Welcome and Announcements Pastor Debbie

* Call to Worship Butch Gause

L. Open the gates!

P. Give us courage to walk through!

L. Lay down the cloaks.

P. We mark the journey to Love’s reign.

L. Lift up the branches!

P. Let us boldly proclaim God’s peace!

*Hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty UMH #64

Old Testament Isaiah 50: 4-9 Christy Hannon

Pastoral Prayer (followed by the Lord’s Prayer)

Young Disciples

*Affirmation of Faith “ The Apostles Creed” UMH # 881

*Gloria Patri “Glory Be To the Father” No. 71

Choir Anthem

My Faith Journey Everly Ann Guffey

Worshipping God with Our Tithes & Offerings

*Doxology “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” No. 95

*Gospel Reading Matthew 21: 1-11

Sermon “Which Parade Are You In?” Pastor Debbie

*Sending Forth “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” UMH # 277

*Benediction: “Truly this man Jesus was God’s Son.” As disciples of Jesus, truly you are God’s children. Go into this week with the knowledge that resurrection will come, even when it seems there is no tomorrow. Be blessed and be a blessing, with the courage to stand with those in need. In the name of the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer.


*Postlude Sherri Cafaro

Prayer List April 2, 2023

Please pray for all of our healthcare workers and first

responders and everyone who has been affected by COVID-19.


Rick Stobaugh

Deree Stobaugh

Agnes Pittman

Jessie Sargent

Roger Kinard

Bob Sargent

Nursing Homes

Pat Fletcher

Lorine Crapps

Carol Crowninshield


Jeff Hoover, friend of Betty Bradley

Jennifer Hall, friend of Becky Cobb

Julie Bergeman, Vince Rhodes’ niece

Margaret Boyd, Linda Swittenberg’s aunt

Ron Hankinson, friend of John Lowder

Harold Jones, Jeff Jones’ father

Scott Waddell, friend of Laura Hooper

Carol Prince, friend of Flora Jones

Charles Pierce, Nancy Baker’s brother

John Moore, Debra Moore’s brother-in-law

Lee Harley

Matthew Baker

Kaylee, friend of Jeff Jones

Julia Layton, friend of Dottie Hughes

Rosemary Reddick, friend of Kay Rishkofski

John German, Helen Tarbox’s brother-in-law

Laura Goodenough, friend of Laura Hooper

Nancy Hall, friend of Rebecca Nobbs

Mary Smith, friend of Grace Harper

Ashley Steele

Tot Busby

Joe Waters, friend of Brett and Regina Lowell

Judy Lewonka, Bernadette Weston’s sister

Richard Lewonka, Bernadette Weston’s Brother-in-law

Praise Reports

James Ward

Flora Jones

Britani Margargle


To the family of Betty Kinard

To the family of Linda and Billy Swittenberg

The family of Riley Benson, friend of Linda Lamb and Audrey Gardner

To keep in contact with everyone on our prayer list we're going to clean the names that have been here for several weeks. If your name, or a loved one's name, has been listed here for three weeks, make sure to give Melody at (803)794-3415 or Grace Harper at (803) 796-8166 a call so we'll keep them listed. Thanks and God bless you!

PSUMC: A Great Place to Be.

Phone: 803-794-3415


3215 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia, SC 29170

Office Hours: Mon-Thur 9:00am to 1:00pm

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